Photo Coverage: Curtains Arrivals and Curtain Call

Curtains, a new, original musical comedy featuring one of the last scores by the legendary songwriting team of Kander & Ebb, opened Thursday, March 22 on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, west of Eighth Avenue).

Curtains stars David Hyde Pierce as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi and Debra Monk as producer Carmen Bernstein.  The production also stars Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, John Bolton, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, Noah Racey, Ernie Sabella and Megan Sikora.   

The show is an original musical comedy with a book by Rupert Holmes (multiple Tony Award-winner for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Say Goodnight Gracie), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb (the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Cabaret, Chicago), original book and concept by Tony Award®-winner Peter Stone (1776, Titanic, The Will Rogers Follies), and additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes.   Curtains is directed by four-time Tony Award-nominee Scott Ellis.  Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford.

According to production notes, the musical "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady.  When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation.  But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder. "

Visit www.CurtainsTheMusical.com for more information and tickets.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


John Kander


John Kander and Rupert Holmes


John Kander and Rupert Holmes


Nathan Lane


Cindy Adams and Nathan Lane


Nathan Lane


Nathan Lane


Amy Fine Collins and guest


Charles Busch


Joan Hamburg


Michael Cumpsty


Michael Cumpsty


Jane Krakowski


Jane Krakowski


Jane Krakowski


Mario Cantone


Mario Cantone


Andrea Martin


Andrea Martin


Alyson Tucker and Brian Stokes Mitchell


Jeffrey Dean Morgan


Mary-Louise Parker


Mary Louise Parker


Mary-Louise Parker


Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Susan Stroman


Charles Strouse


John Pizarelli


John Pizarelli


Jessica Molaskey, John Pizarelli and daughter


Marian Seldes


Marian Seldes


Marian Seldes and Tyne Daly


Marian Seldes and Tyne Daly

 
Tyne Daly


Tyne Daly


Danny DeVito


Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman


Mark Consuelos


Kelly Ripa


Kelly Ripa


Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos


Sarah Jessica Parker


Sarah Jessica Parker


Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick


Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick


Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick


Ernie Sabella and Michael X. Martin


Michael McCormick


Edward Hibbert



Edward Hibbert


Edward Hibbert


Jill Paice


Jill Paice


Jill Paice


Jill Paice


Noah Racey


Noah Racey


Jason Danieley


Jason Danieley


Karen Ziemba


Karen Ziemba


Karen Ziemba


Karen Ziemba


Debra Monk


Debra Monk


Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk and Jill Paice


Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Jill Paice and company


Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Jill Paice and company


David Hyde Pierce


David Hyde Pierce


David Hyde Pierce


David Hyde Pierce


David Hyde Pierce


Patty Goble and Debra Monk


Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce and Patty Goble


Company members, including Jason Danieley, Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Patty Goble and Debra Monk


Company members, including Jason Danieley, Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Patty Goble, Debra Monk and Edward Hibbert


Cast members, including Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde PiercePatty Goble and Deborah Monk


Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Patty Goble and Debra Monk


Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde PiercePatty Goble and Debra Monk


Cast members, including Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Patty Goble, Debra Monk and Edward Hibbert


Cast members, including Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde PiercePatty Goble and Debra Monk


Scott Ellis, John Kander and Rupert Holmes


Scott Ellis, John Kander, Rupert Holmes and Rob Ashford


Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Scott Ellis, John Kander, Rupert Holmes, Debra Monk and Rob Ashford


Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Scott Ellis, John Kander, Rupert Holmes, Debra Monk and Rob Ashford


Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce and Scott Ellis


John Kander


John Kander

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